Español: Seguridad / Français: Sêcuritê
Safety is the state of being "safe" (from French sauf), the condition of being protected against physical, social, spiritual, financial, political, emotional, occupational, psychological, educational or other types or consequences of failure, damage, error, accidents, harm or any other event which could be considered non-desirable. Safety can also be defined to be the control of recognized hazards to achieve an acceptable level of risk.
In the industrial or industry context, safety refers to the measures taken to protect workers, equipment, and the environment from accidents, injuries, or harm.
Examples of safety in the industrial context include:
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as hard hats, safety glasses, and steel-toed boots
- Safety procedures and protocols, such as regular equipment inspections and training programs
- Emergency response plans, such as fire drills and evacuation procedures
- Hazard signage and warning systems, such as alarms and warning lights.